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The Cosmic Computer


Published January 15, 2007


LibriVox recording of The Cosmic Computer, by H. Beam Piper. Read by Mark Nelson.

Conn Maxwell returns from Terra to his poverty-stricken home planet of Poictesme, "The Junkyard Planet", with news of the possible location of Merlin, a military super-computer rumored to have been abandoned there after the last war. The inhabitants hope to find Merlin, which they think will be their ticket to wealth and prosperity. But is Merlin real, or just an old rumor? And if they find it will it save them, or tear them apart? (Summary by Mark Nelson)


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Source Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Run time 7:27:31

Reviews

Reviewer: Pyrodin123321 - - October 14, 2009
Subject: Great book & Reader!!
Really liked the concept, planetary politics and finding of forgotton treasures!
Reviewer: mikezane - - October 7, 2009
Subject: Very good story
Conn is a young man trained to work on computers so he can find the ultimate computer in the universe. Along the way, he finds someone who knows about the computer, but will say nothing about it. Why? What is the big secret? Good story, kept me on my toes.

Mark Nelson is a GREAT reader, I hope he is still reading for libravox.
Reviewer: CaptainCraft - - August 31, 2009
Subject: Cosmic Computer Review
The reader had a good clear voice and done a wonderful job doing each of the characters.
The story was well-written and had a satisfying ending.
Reviewer: Kaare Christiansen - - December 11, 2008
Subject: Space Opera at it's best
This is classic Science Fiction. A hightech background sets the stage for a highpaced adventure. Very enjoyable, and perfect for an audio book. Perfect reading, no less!
Reviewer: FNH - - May 10, 2008
Subject: Free Audio, Review
This is an old public domain story by H. Beam Piper and is read by Mark Nelson. It's a classic scifi adventure. I would go as far to say that its a "pulp" story well told. It starts small with family members interacting and quickly expands into a world wide adventure. Ray guns, space ships, nuclear explosions, could you want more? Well actually you could. You could want a fantastic reader and flawless audio production... your got it!

Reading = 3/3
Production = 3/3
Story = 3/3

Overall = 9/9

read the rest of my reviews at http://freeaudioreview.blogspot.com
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